28 Dec 2014

December 28, 2014

    Fresh snow in the valley December 27, 2014.

    Challenging visibility at times yesterday at 2240 meters. Once in the tree line it was exceptional.

    Snow conditions in the tree line on 7 Th Heaven were amazing yesterday morning.

    Blue patches by 13:00 Hours yesterday.

    By 14:30 hours there were some great clouds passing by.

    Dusk on Green Lake, officially at 16:15.


Weather observations for December 28, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this Am.

2240 meters      -11, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the WSW
2180 meters      -10, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the NNW
1860 meters        -8, Winds were 25-30 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters        -8, Winds were 0-10 KPH from the S
1650 meters        -7, 2 cm of new new snow, 5 cm in 24 hours,  Base 123 cm
1550 meters        -5, 1 cm of new new snow, Base 91 cm,  Relative Humidity 79%.
  660 meters        -6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +0.2, 5.4mm of precip recorded


   As of 07:00 hrs we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge will dominate into the middle of next week. There may be some lingering cloud around this morning. Modified arctic air will bring colder temperatures to the area this evening into tomorrow morning. Northerly offshore flow will bring strong winds to the coast Monday. Temperatures will become more seasonable on Tuesday. Freezing level will rise to 2000 meters on Wednesday with inverted temperatures. Clouds will likely move in on Thursday with very light snow for the evening into Friday morning. More on that later.



    What we experienced yesterday.

    Strong high pressure will bring modified Arctic air to the area later today.


    Strong upper level ridge will bring sunny, cold and dry conditions for Monday and Tuesday.

    Ridge should weaken on Thursday, this system above will likely reach us by Friday.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche Awareness-Tips that could save your life: BC Snowmobile Federation

Avalanche Danger still Considerable in Montana: Bozeman

Freezing Fog Blankets Forest and Creates Surreal Frozen Landscape: SnowAddiction.org

Snowmageddon leaves thousands stranded in the Savoie: Pistehors.com

Online Avalanche Primer: Avalanche.ca

Snowmobilers deploy airbags on a frozen lake but succumb to the elements: Montana




    Old school style, worked in the amazing snow yesterday.

    By 14:30 hours yesterday afternoon 3 cm fell at 1550 meters. It snowed all day in the valley.

    Obscured skies at 2240 meters yesterday morning.

    First hint of the frontal passage around noon.

    Ice formations in the Horstman Creek.

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